The Fundamentals of Managing People – Production Seminar

June 1, 2022

Canerector is working to support our businesses in helping them achieve success across all facets of their company. In our spring production seminar we focused on management training. At Canerector, we believe that great leadership is part of the recipe to great success within a corporate structure. And, we know that great leadership can only … Read More

Labrador Metal Works Reopens After the Pandemic

May 27, 2022

Photo: The Labrador Metal Works team stand proudly together following the reopening of their company after closing their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, Labrador Metal Works’ team has plenty to celebrate! The business is once again up and running after being shut down completely for almost two years. Hit hard by the … Read More

Sales & Procurement Seminar with CPSA

May 18, 2022

Spring Sales and Procurement Development Seminar At Canerector we value our long-term commitment to our companies and strive to provide them with access and opportunities to enhance growth, sales, and corporate success whenever possible. Our company leaders work hard with a goal to provide unparalleled service to their customers. We help them in that goal … Read More

Canerector Marks 75 Years – Its Origins and Founding Principles

March 10, 2022

Cecil and Stanley Hawkins circa the 1980s.  Canerector is proud to be celebrating 75 years of operation. Since its creation in 1947, the company has undergone an incredible transformation from a small field team to a multi-company family business. Its success is closely related to the three successive owners of the same family who were … Read More

Conrex Steel President Featured in MetalForming Magazine

January 26, 2022

Conrex Steel’s President Larry Harrison has been featured in MetalForming (MF) magazine for an informative Q&A. In a discussion with editor Brad Kuvin, Harrison provides an honest and open account of his management insights and learnings. Since he joined the company as president in 2017, Harrison has invested in changing the company culture to being … Read More

Monett Metals Inc. Brings Art to Life in San Francisco

December 6, 2021

The team at Monett Metals Inc. was recently called on to bring another artist’s vision to life. Previously, we shared about Monett’s support of the creation of a memorial for 9/11 first responders. This time, Monett aided in the creation of a permanent art installation for the City of San Francisco, California. Monett poured a … Read More

Ontario Premier Doug Ford Tours Conrex Steel’s New Head Press

November 25, 2021

Above Photo: The Hon. Doug Ford tours Conrex Steel’s new 3500-ton head press.  On Friday, November 19th, Conrex Steel unveiled North America’s largest ever head press. Ontario’s Premier, The Hon. Doug Ford, toured the facility and joined Canerector CEO, Amanda Hawkins, in congratulating Conrex Steel along with their partners on this project. “I love coming … Read More

Conrex Steel: Hot Off The Press

November 17, 2021

Conrex Steel unveils new massive 3500-ton hydraulic press – the largest head press of its kind in North America. The project was lead by Conrex Steel in partnership with hydraulic press manufacturer, Macrodyne Technologies Inc., and with the support of Next Generation Manufacturing Canada. With facilities in Etobicoke and Kingston, ON, Conrex Steel specializes in … Read More

DB Piping Group Plant in Brockville Celebrates 50 Years

November 9, 2021

Douglas Barwick (DB) Piping Group celebrated their 50th anniversary this year, and also honoured employee John Jonkman’s 50 years of service. Their longest serving employee, plant manager Jonkman joined Douglas Barwick’s predecessor company when he was still in his late teens. To mark this significant milestone for the company, Jonkman helped unveil a 50-year plaque … Read More